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Human rights organization accuses Canada of failing to bring war criminals to justice
Canada has failed to bring individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity to justice, according to a report released Tuesday by human rights organization Amnesty International Canada.The new report is part of a series that document (More)
Paren el Plan de Expandir la Carcel Musick o Repitan Nuestra Historia Racista
En Irvine, enclavada en el corazón del rico condado de Orange, California, y escondido en un parque empresarial con jardines y paisajes cuidados y vibrantes, existe una cárcel vacía. La cárcel James A. Musick, manejado por el Departamento del Sheriff (More)
Stop the Musick Jail Expansion or Repeat Our Racist History
In Irvine, nestled in the heart of wealthy Orange County, California, hidden within a technology business park replete with vibrant, meticulously manicured landscaping, sits an empty jail. The unnecessary James A. Musick Facility, operated by the Ora (More)
Every Living Thing
Chief Hinga Norman, head of the brutal Civil Defense Force, during the monstrous civil war in the West African country of Sierra Leone—part of larger unrest that engulfed neighboring Liberia and others—admonished his men to kill every living thing do (More)
Netherlands court sentences businessman for weapons smuggling in Liberia
Dutch timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven was sentenced to 19 years in prison by an appellate court in Den Bosch on Friday after he was found guilty of smuggling weapons into Liberia during that country's civil war. Kouwenhoven, who has denied wrongdoin (More)
The Fist in a Velvet Glove: Hardened Humanitarianism
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane, Syracuse University College of Law, discusses the necessity of use of force in the Syrian conflict...The cornerstone to the UN paradigm is to settle disputes peacefully, using force only as a last resort. Yet (More)
A Step Forward: the UN & Justice for Syria
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane, founding Chief Prosecutor of the international war crimes tribunal in West Africa, discusses the UN's recent action that will allow for independent justice-seeking organizations to hold accountable parties commi (More)
UN Security Council extends mission in Liberia
The UN Security Council on Friday elected to extend the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to March 2018. The mandate of UNMIL was also broadened to "comprise protection of civilians, reform of justice and security institutions, protection and promotio (More)
Alleged Liberian war criminal detained by federal authorities in Pennsylvania
A 49-year old Liberian national and resident of East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, Mohammed Jabbateh, was indicted [indictment, PDF; press release] in Philadelphia on Wednesday on two counts of immigration fraud and two counts of perjury for failing to di (More)
Sierra Leone war criminal re-arrested for violating early release
A Sierra Leone security official said Friday that Moinina Fofana, a former militia leader convicted of war crimes, was re-arrested for violating the terms of his early release. Fofana was convicted in 2007 on charges of murder, cruel treatment, pil (More)
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